A teenage girl and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested for allegedly trying to travel to Syria to join Isis.
In a statement, Scotland Yard said: “Officers from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command arrested a 20-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts, namely travelling to Syria to join a proscribed organisation.
“They were arrested in central London at approximately 2100hrs on Sunday, 21 August. Both were taken into custody.”
Official figures show that a record number of females have been arrested in 2015/16 as part of a counter-terrorism crackdown. There have been a total of 36 arrests in the 12 months to the end of March.
There has also been an increase in the number of under-18s detained, rising from eight to 14 arrests this year.
The 17-year-old was reportedly planning to escape and return to Britain after becoming disillusioned with life in Syria.
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